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Joel Embiid has a sore thumb but expects to play in Game 4

Joel Embiid has a sore thumb but expects to play in Game 4

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid He has severe pain and discomfort in his right thumb and may be getting an MRI in the near future to determine if there is ligament damage, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski report.

Despite the annoyance, Embiid trained on Friday and is expected to play in Game 4 of the first-round series of The Sixers’ game against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Sources said Embiid was seen wearing his right thumb wrap during training but was determined to play through the injury.

“It’s good,” coach Doc Rivers said after training. “We’ve done a lot… We don’t want anyone to hit his arms and hands and all that. But he’s fine.”

Embiid arrived for his press conference about two hours after match three ended on Wednesday after an extended therapy session and was wearing a brace in his right hand with what appeared to be a tape on his right thumb.

“I don’t know exactly what happened,” Embiid said after Wednesday’s 104-101 win. “But I am starting to feel pain and I think I may have twisted it. So we will see what happens [Thursday]. “

When asked if the injury could affect his availability in Game 4, Embiid said “No, there is no chance”.

The Sixers head into Game 4 against Toronto with a 3-0 lead in the series.

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